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many kids changed their eating habits. sounds like a good marketing plan. something i will change with my own kids this weekend. well, that will wrap thinking up for me. keep the conversation going on twitter, as well. at sanjaygupta cnn. time for a check on the top stories at cnn news room. hello, everyone, i'm don lemon, we're in the cnn news room. we'll get you up to date today, the stories making news this hour. we have new developments on the deadly meningitis outbreak, 64 people, nine states, are infected with meningitis, from the injections of the steroid. now, the plant where it was made is voluntarily shut down, more on the story in about five minutes here. and look what appeared before the judge in new york
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city. abu masri, born in egypt, finally extradited to the united states from britain. he got a long list of terrorist charges dating back to the '90s. now, masri is a professed admirer of osama bin laden. formal arraignment, on tuesday. and president obama getting a boost on one hand, doing damage control on the other. he is riding high on the unemployment numbers, but also trying to recover from his poorly reviewed showing from his first presential debate, from mitt romney. meanwhile, romney's team claiming a big boost from the debate, saying they raised more than 48 million in the past four hours. the family of a fallen border patrol agent attended an emotional vigil last night in arizona. the fbi says that friendly fire likely killed agent nicholas ivie. another agent was wounded in the
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incident. the fbi says it is investigating what is going on. but it appears that only the two agents were involved in that gunfire. and an extraordinary trial in vatican city ending with a guilty verdict. the former butler to pope benedict xvi was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing confidential documents and passing them on. the vatican says the pope will most likely pardon him. and leaders saying this man killed soldiers before defecting, they heard gunshots before the soldier crossed the heavily armed guard between the two countries. thousands defect each year from north korea. and today, the cdc announc d bacterial meningitis cases were
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found. dr. sanjay gupta explains how the meningitis cases got started. >> dr., we're talking about fungal meningitis. and it is not as common, we're hearing about the bacteria, treated with antibiotics, or the most common, which is viral meningitis. we typically hear about that on college campuses. fungal meningitis can be very serious, the good news is, it is not always spread easily. you have many getting this form of meningitis in different states over the summer at different types. and later they were able to trace it back to the medication, the type of steroid often used as an injection to treat the back pain, injected into the spinal cord. they will divide the doses into
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the smaller doses and then send that out to hospitals and clinics. they believe at that point that is where the contamination occurred. they saw the mold in some of the vials. as far as the patients themselves, typically older back patients. most of them had back pain, that is why they received the injections. looking at the symptoms, it could take a while after the injection, up to 28 days or so. mild weakness, it could progress from there, stiff neck, dizziness, headaches, all the symptoms that developed from there, the inflammation around the spinal cord. identify the patients who have had injections, have no more of them. and identify the patients. and five men, all suspected terrorists appearing in federal
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courtrooms today. one of them was the most high profile radical islamist in the uk. abu masri, all extradited last night. they all face several terrorism charges and fought their extradition from the united kingdom. more from london. >> i am disappointed, because i thought we lived in a democratic country. and we have got the best legal system in the world. and i thought that i will get a fair chance, and abu will get a fair chance, but i'm very disappointed. >> well, a senior fbi official calls the suspects' extradition a major milestone in justice, some of the charges date back into the '90s. and defense secretary leon panetta expressing his
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disappointment with karzai. karzai wants the u.s. to send weapons and planes to the air force, but leon panetta told them karzai should not be complaining. >> we have lost over 2,000 u.s. men and women. we have lost forces there, and the afghans have lost a large number of their forces in battle. those lives were lost fighting the right enemy, not the wrong enemy. and i think it would be helpful if the president every once in a while expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for afghanistan. rather than criticizing them. >> let's talk a little politics now, you can score one for the obama campaign in ohio. at least every ohio voter can
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now vote the weekend before the election. the federal judge sided with president obama's campaign and overturned a restriction on early voting that the state republicans had put in place. it would have limited the weekend voting to u.s. military families and people living overseas. and a cap on what many are calling a dismal debate this week. more on the campaign rally. >> reporter: this is the president that most people agreed didn't show up on debate night. animated, forceful and taking shots at his gop opponent. >> governor romney said he would get rid of planned parenthood funding. apparently, this along with big bird is driving the deficits. >> reporter: the campaign rallies and the presidential debates are very different events, but the contrast in body language and the sales pitch is hard to overlook.
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zingers are back. >> my opponent is trying to do a two-step and re-position. and got an extreme makeover, governor romney was fact-checked by his own campaign. >> reporter: and so was talk about governor romney's mention of the 47% fundraiser, which never came up in the debate. >> we have all said that real change takes time. it certainly can't happen if you're willing to write off half the nation before you take office. >> reporter: many argue that while the president lost on performance at the debate, he won on substance. but his gop opponent, campaigning in virginia, begs to differ. >> i get the chance to ask the president some questions, i think people across the country wanted to ask him these questions. i got a chance to ask why the middle class is so buried in this country, incomes have gone down. price of gasoline has doubled. >> reporter: either way, the president seems to come out with new intensity. and the campaign says they will
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use a different playbook for the next face to face encounter with governor romney. >> what could the president have done differently? well, of course we'll recalibrate against the mitt romney that showed up. >> governor romney calls his comments completely wrong. but the president wrapping up his remarks in ohio, took a shot saying he wanted to be a president for all americans, singling out the republicans, independents and the tea party. >> all right, dan, want to get you live to apopka, florida, and mitt romney will be speaking there very soon. you see the stage is set. this is called a victory rally for romney. we'll have it for you in the 7:00 hour, but he spent the day early near orlando, florida, of course practicing with the debate rehearsal with senator rob portman. mitt romney will be speaking momentarily in apopka, florida, we'll bring it to you when it
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happens. and venezuela, a day away from the presidential election, many hitting the road, traveling to one of six offices where they can cast a ballot for president. for the people in florida, it means a road trip to new orleans. volunteers estimate that 7,000 people in florida will cast the ballot in new orleans, but don't see it as a burden. >> it is not a right, it is a privilege to vote. and the fact that we have to go through all of this gives it a little more emphasis on how privileged we are. >> well, the current president chavez hopes to win a third term. we will have the reports on election day here on cnn. up next, the incredible video you need to see on the take-out of a drone. and a look at some of the older treasures that are
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strikes. and turkey hit syria today with two artillery rounds, it was believed the shells were intended to hit the rebels who surrounded the village. they have warned people near the border not to go outside. and turkish worries about the bloodshed in syria are understandable. activists say at least 100 died in fighting just today. this is homs, where at least 23 were reportedly killed. clashes between rebels and government troops were also seen in the capital of damascus, and syria's biggest city, aleppo. and more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria's civil war, while another 303,000 have fled the area. and now, two are becoming
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casualties of war. >> reporter: rich in history and culture, syria is home to some of the world's greatest landmarks and ancient ruins. but now, after 18 months of fighting and civil war, the global heritage fund says that many treasures are being destroyed. the ancient villages of syria were named a heritage site in 2011. the region is home to byzantine villages and monasteries, many of these old ruins were knocked over as seen in the amateur video, possibly used as roadblocks in the fighting. and syria army tanks have moved through region over the
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landmarks. this was now a tourist destination, now hit by shelling. this has been around since the time of the crusades, considered some of the most preserved military castles from that area. now, this area is used by rebel forces defending themselves against the government's heavy artillery. this location is about 55 kilometers northwest of hama, with the ruins here dating back to the romans and byzantine periods, and the site is known for its ancient columns. the looters took the treasures, selling them. and then there is the older city of aleppo, known for culture and development, and home to the oldest culture in the world, dating back to the 12th century.
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last week, that market was burned during fierce fighting. precious, ancient treasures, that belong to the world, not just to syria, once preserved and admired. now, some gone forever, destroyed by war. cnn. how much do you need the internet? if being without the web makes you feel a little anxious, well, you may have a mental illness. we'll discuss next. like parmesan crusted shrimp just $14.99. i'm ryan isabell and i sea food differently. is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry.
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. well, the bible used by the psychiatric community now includes a new listing, internet disorder. all right, this is very interesting, wendy, this manual is not listing it as a full-blown disorder yet, just that it needs to be further studied. and a lot of us are using devices, our computer a lot. so what does internet sort of look like? >> well, it looks like almost any other addition disorder, whether it is on-line gaming, surfing the internet, on-line
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porn, whether you have withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop. and also, if you are sort of losing the interest in other activities, and finally, if you're deceiving your family about how much your on line or if you're experiencing the withdrawals, then that shows an addition. >> so you need to go to see somebody about it, just like any other addition, right? >> yes, i always say an addiction is an addiction, you equate the addiction like gambling, alcohol, drug addictions, but too much alcohol, drugs, obviously will kill you. too much gambling is bad for finances. so what does too much computer time do to us? too much internet? what does that do? >> well, first of all, it is a fake stress as we surf around on the internet looking for a random rush. we're not meant to be sitting still while we're experiencing that type of rush or that type
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of anxiety or that type of stress. so it hurts is psychologically. so it creates a type of deficit disorder. so reading something, you're looking, clicking through, moving on, having five screens open at once. and finally, it iseplacing real-life relationships and real-life communication skills. it reduces social intelligence and emotional intelligence, because you're just busy taking in information. >> but won't we adjust? i mean, humans adjust, as time progresses you will adjust to it. >> you will adjust to having more faulty real-life relationships, yes. >> i noticed people used to go to a coffee shop, or a bar, to hang out with people. now, people are chatting on line. is this a real thing? or are we just caught up in this addict society? or an addict nation? because everybody is addicted to
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something. >> you know it is a new substance to become addicted to. but people who are unable to self-regulate, and experience the withdrawals, it is a very real thing, don. >> so are there people who specialize in the behavior? >> anybody who experiences it can be treated, but look at your own family. start to put technology rules on your teenagers and kids. start early, no media during the dinner table or on while homework is being done. all media goes off at a set time at night, so you don't fall asleep with background sounds, try that with your family and see how they get through that with their withdrawal. >> so do you recognize it when you said people are going through withdrawal, and not showing up for dinner. and you have to say get off that phone or get off the computer? >> yeah, my wake-up call was when my second grader wrote a
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story, saying mom spent too much time on her cell phone, and was not parenting enough. i said wait, i have to focus, not multi-task, focus on one thing ll. >> that was some wake-up call, glad you got it. thank you, wendy, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> north korean soldier defects to south korea after killing his colleagues. and military wives going topless for a cause close to their hearts. >> don't forget you can stay connected, watch cnn live from your computer, at work, go to cnn.comlive/tv. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise.
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that separates north korea and south. it is heavilied guarded but a soldier was able to get across. he described how he managed it. >> the north korean soldier has defected to the guard post on 12 ten, the army raised the military alert in the area, but there has been no extraordinary moves by the north korean army, so far. >> the soldier was on guard duty when he killed his platoon and squad leaders, and was in the able to cross without being stopped. the south korean soldiers say they heard the gunfire before seeing him run. it was confirmed he wanted to defect, he was taken to an undisclosed location and allowed to defect. very few were able to get through here, the last time was two and a half years ago according to the defense
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ministry, here in seoul. cnn, seoul. coming up on half past the hour, we'll get a look at the headlines right now. abu masri appeared in new york city today, a muslim cleric, born in egypt, finally extradited to the united states from britain. well, he has a long list of terrorist charges going back to the '90s, and is a professed admirer of osama bin laden. his formal arraignment will be tuesday morning. and president obama reportedly getting a boost on one hand, and doing damage control on the other. he is riding high on lower unemployment numbers. but also trying to recover from his poorly reviewed showing at the first presidential debate with mitt romney. meanwhile, romney's team is claiming a big supporter bounce since that debate. they say they have raised more than 12 million dollars in just the past 48 hours. and people of venezuela, traveling to one of six offices
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in the u.s. where they can vote in tomorrow's election. volunteers say at least 7,000 will go to new orleans from florida, to cast ballots. the current president, hugo chavez, running for another six-year term, first elected president in 1998. and a rocket from a private company set to launch tomorrow carrying supplies from the international space station. this space flight is huge, because it is the first contracted cargo re-supply flight in nasa's history. the others were scheduled at 8 p.m. eastern. and a group of military wives making quite a statement as part of an effort to combat post traumatic stress disorder. this shows a woman holding her husband's gun, showing the heartfelt support, written across her back.
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her husband sought help for ptsd, but it was not enough. >> our soldiers have a lot to say. they have a lot bottled up inside of them. and no one is listening. i feel like they're afraid to be able to say what they need to say, because they're afraid it is going to hurt their record. >> after just a few months the photo campaign now includes hundreds of women from around the world, taking off their tops to battle bare. for more information on this head to in new york this morning, the navy commissioned the uss michael murphy, the u.s. guided missile destroyer, the ship was named for lieutenant murphy, who was shot when he ran out into enemy fire. he was trying to get a clear signal so he could call for backup for his four-man team. and the state of delaware
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overwhelmingly passing a tough child-abuse prevention law. why some say it crosses the line, coming up. and the nation's unemployment rate fell in september. the numbers are in. and they're good. unexpectedly good. more people are returning to work, and hiring was steady. let's meet one guy who took a huge risk to make a career change in a brightening job market. here is christine romans with more. >> reporter: he wanted to switch careers from operations in i.t. to marketing and big data. in a slow jobs market, that takes training and risks. >> i decided to go back to business school. and i went part-time. and realized that i needed even more training. so i left my full-time position, and gained internship at cbs, and that was a great gateway. so the internship plus the mba, i was able to fortunately land the job, looking at the data
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more on the marketing end and helping with making strategic decisions. >> reporter: the switch took time and money, $80,000 in student loans. >> is it worth the investment to re-train in your career, and take on all of the student loans? >> yes, it is worth the investment. >> reporter: the degree loan doesn't open doors. he also worked with a job coach. >> we really worked with him on career changes, his resume speaks to what he did before. in order to get people to think of him in a different way, he had to talk to them, and tell them. >> there are on line courses in the new field. >> it can't seem like a career-changer, people will ask about experience if you're not demonstrating enough expertise or a skill set. you have to show the people who are already in that job and that industry, that i can do this, too. and it is just a question of
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. delaware has become the first state to pass a controversial law that effectively out laws the corporal discipline of children by their parents.
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now the bill redefines child abuse laws that calls any act of pain. the son of vp joe biden said the old law needed to be changed because it had been difficult to prosecute cases where a child was too young to speak, or otherwise nonverbal. criminal defense attorney holly hughes is here. okay, critics say it could go too far and be misused. how do you think a law like this will be interpreted in the courts? >> i think it is coming back. it will be challenged. it will not pass constitutional muster, what is called vague and over-broad. and anything you do, essential that causes pain. well, what happens when your child is about to run into the street and you snatch them back by the arm and that causes pain. have you suddenly -- are you on the hook for child abuse, are you going to be arrested for that? this is craziness. >> my parents would be life in prison. >> oh, my word, exactly, mine,
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too, mine too. i was just talking about that. productive members of society. you know, neither one of us is advocating abuse. >> there is a difference. >> right, there is an absolute difference, a line between abuse and discipline. and you need to be able the discipline your children. i mean, this is way too much over-reaching, too much state inference with the ability to necessarily do what you have to do to raise a good child. >> well, i was spanked, i went to catholic school. so let's move on now, in texas, a 17-year-old called 911 and described to the operator what happened at his home. listen. >> okay, what is the emergency? >> i just killed my mom and my sister? >> what? >> i just killed my mom and sister. >> you just killed your mom and sister, how did you do that? >> i shot them with a .22 revolver. >> okay, so first of all, what happened? what is behind this?
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do we know? >> we don't know, but when the operator, she was fantastic and kept him on the line for 22 minutes while the police were enroute, kept him talking, just asking questions, you know, why did you do this? he said essentially, i was not angry, no real reason, i just planned it for a while, i just wanted to kill somebody. and he said them, just anybody? he said oh, just anybody. i think what we'll see is a defense will have for a psychiatric evaluation. >> if he is being charged with capital murder, then how do you defend somebody like this? because can they use it as a confession? is it inadmissible? >> of course it is, this is free, voluntary, no interrogation, she is just trying to get information at this time. >> how do you defend somebody like this? >> i think what is going to happen, we're going to see a psychiatric evaluation, because if you listen to this, he is not upset. he is not boasting either, he is
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just calling in, and he is very disconnected from his own line, from his own experience. so whether or not, as you and i both know, psychiatric defenses are not usually successful, only successful in about 1% of the cases they're tried in. and they're not tried very often. but i think with this young man, as young as he is, and as violent as this was and to just stay there and admit you did it. and not try to hide and run i think we can actually see somebody who -- that is going to be the tack they use. >> like -- >> i am going to the store for milk, and just shot my mother and sister, heartbreaking for everybody involved. all the way around. >> appreciate it. coming up, a recent study shows at least 5 million kids skipped class at least one of every ten days. was that you? >> no. >> i didn't. >> i got spanked for that.
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>> we'll tell you about the school system trying to get them back into the desk. but first, each week, we want to shine a spotlight on the top ten cnn heros, but this next honoree is bringing a hidden element out of the shadows, kids who care for loved ones and hold on to their childhood at the same time. >> that is a big priority than going to school, because i don't know what i would do if something happened to her. >> in the united states there are at least 1.3 million children caring for somebody who is ill orderly or disabled. they can become isolated. there are physical effects, the
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stresses of it, and the worry. >> thank you, baby, thank you so much. >> but these children suffer silently. people don't know they exist. i am o'connor siskowski, and i am bringing this precious population into the light to transform their lives so that they can stay in school. we offer each child a home visit. >> has that been helpful? >> we look at what we can provide to meet the need. we go into the schools where there is a support group, and offer out of school activities that give the child a break. so they know that they're not alone. >> so is so relaxing. >> we give them hope for their future. >> nicholas. >> now, i'm getting as and bs, and i feel more confident. >> but we have a long way to go. there is so many more children
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dropping out. >> i would just stay home, play the game, eat, sleep, that is about it. watching tv. >> reporter: williams struggled to get passing grades at a school where he didn't feel the teachers cared. that is why this expert came in, handling this for the school district. >> i saw him on the first day of school, and one of the teachers who knew him said this boy has not been in school for days and days and days. and we approached him and said this is going to be a very different school year for you. we expect to see you here. >> reporter: in eightth grade, williams missed just five days, the following year, just two, now, he is a sophomore in high school with perfect attendance, and his grades improved, especially in math. >> i got bs and as. >> reporter: one study estimates that five million students are absent each year, meaning they miss one school day out of every ten. maryland, where the rate is 11%
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is one of just six states tracking the issue. >> it is really a hidden problem, they say it is like bacteria in a hospital. it actually creates havoc, but we don't know it, we're not measuring it. >> reporter: the repeated absences are in low income schools and often they have to work or take care of family members. >> we have to go the extra mile. we're texting parents now. the school system itself is texting principals, and saying you know, there are a large number of students who are absent from your roles. what is going on? >> reporter: baltimore schools also use robo calls to alert the parents about absences. social workers talk to parents when the students are missing too many days of class, and students are being rewarded for good attendance, like this elementary school. >> who is excited to come to school every day? >> reporter: this one gets a field trip, a grant and visit
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let's be honest here. the gadgets in james bond movies are some of the coolest around. and why we some day may see x-ray glasses, bond movies have already given us a glips of what's to come. >> tell me. >> reporter: just weeks after
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"dr. no" premiered. and suddenly it didn't seem so farfetched. it was the first 007 movie and the first case of life imitating bond. it happened again in 1966 when a military aircraft carrying nuclear weapons crashed over the spanish coast and one of the bombs landed under water and it was just like the plot of "thunderball" which came out a year earlier. and in 1976, astronauts were killed in an accident. john cork ha has written numerous books, has a theory about why they so accurately and eerily predict the future. >> i think the keys to success is that everybody involved in creating these stories, works
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very hard at trying to figure out what is going to be happening as they say ten minutes into the future. james bond always needs to be on the cutting edge. so often when you're on the cutting edge, you happen to be right there with history. >> and indeed he was. the brainwashed beauties predated the manson cult murders. "live and let die"'s head of state drug lord came ten years before panama and nine months after the release of "the world is not enough" there was a fatal incident. but alas. no james bond to stop it. is this all coincidence? or crystal ball? >> my grand father had a saying, the better you are, the luckier you get. they work very hard at creating these stories that are going to
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feel right of the moment. and when you do that, sometimes you catch the moment. >> reporter: so pay attention next month when the new james bond film "skyfall" arrives. it could just be another preview of world events. >> how much do you know about fear? zblsh michele turner, cnn, hollywood. >> i don't really know them specifically. all the bond movies kind of run together. what's your favorite? "octopussy" you just wanted me to say that on tv. seconds but if you're not drinking it, it's going to get dry again. i recommend biotene. all the biotene products like the oral rinse...the sprays have enzymes in them. the whole formulation just works very well. it leaves the mouth feeling fresh. if i'm happy with the results and my patients are happy with the results, i don't need to look any farther.
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